ATTN: Current GIS Students & Recent Graduates:
If you or someone you know would be interested in early consideration for a USGS 2021 Student Intern position, please read the information, below.
What is the GICSI/USGS Cooperative Summer Field Training Program?
The GISCI/USGS collaboration seeks to bring students trained in GIS to USGS for internship opportunities. It is additive to our longstanding NAGT program. Now in its fifth decade, the National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT)/U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Cooperative Summer Field Training Program is the longest continuously running internship program in the earth sciences. Over the past fifty-one years, more than 2,400 students have participated in this program with an impressive number of these individuals becoming full-time employees of the USGS.
The applications for the 2021 USGS GIS Summer Intern Program are now open.
The fact that you have begun to work toward a future GISP Certification can now be used for early consideration toward applying for a USGS Internship, possibly leading to a USGS invitation to apply.
This will be an opt-in program, only, meaning that you are required to give GISCI permission to forward your name to the USGS for further consideration.
This is not a guarantee of an invitation to apply to the program, participation in this program will not obligate you to apply for any position, and your presence or absence now will not affect your later ability to apply for any 2020 Intern positions when announced!
To be qualified for this early consideration, a student must:
To be considered for this program, you must 'opt-in':
Please send an email to me at firstname.lastname@example.org and add to the Subject Line - "Your Name - USGS GIS Summer Intern Program 2021".
Please provide your complete contact info, graduation date, and college/university.
Do not respond directly to the USGS!
Deadline for response:
Emails received after October 5, 2020 will not be considered for this early screening program.
We plan to provide a list of interested student candidates to the USGS in early October, which they will review and notify selected parties later this year, with an invitation to apply when the positions and process are complete. This would be an invitation to apply to the USGS, not an offer of an Internship position!
If you know of a student who might be qualified and interested in participating in this early screening program, please advise them to register with GISCI and respond to me, as per the above.
Further information regarding the USGS Internship program, in general, can be found on their web site under the USGS/DOI internship Program description.
If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Bill Hodge, GISCI Executive Director, at email@example.com or (847) 824-7768.
Thanks for your consideration!